As user get closer to the launch of Samsung’s fixed Galaxy Fold handset, a funny thing keeps happening. Not only do foldable smartphones appear to be a firm fixture inside Samsung’s long-term product roadmap, such that the corporate maintains patenting one foldable design after one other, but user would now have our first sense of what the Galaxy Fold 2 could look.
It appears that Samsung applied for three new foldable phone design patents for two weeks in the past. They were printed on Monday in the European Union Intellectual Property Office database, and the team at Dutch tech news site LetsGoDigital has fast color renderings (above) based on the sketches within the patent documentation.
That patents reveal three new Samsung foldable designs (with LetsGoDigital speculating these could be 2020 models). Two of the designs look much similar to what user are getting with the Galaxy Fold in September, with a key difference being a smaller notch when unfolded in these new designs.
Often when reporting on the approval of patents like these, they’ll concern designs that were worked on and utilized for a while again. Once more, it’s interesting that all of those originated and were accepted in a whirlwind turnaround over the past two weeks. And it’s an intriguing thought since there’s such a resemblance herein to the design that Samsung determined to go together with for the primary Galaxy Fold to consider that this could show us the makings of the Galaxy Fold 2.
IFA 2019 begins on September 6th in Berlin, so there’s a chance we might get word of a finalized Galaxy Fold launch date from Samsung. However already, it appears, the company is hard at work on whatever comes next.